Comrade Debo Adeniran is the Executive Chairman of the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL). He speaks about the impasse over the 2016 budget and the anti-corruption war. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports
It is almost a year that Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari but there seems to be a lot of discordant tunes over the state of the nation. What is your take on this?
It is no gainsaying to state that at the moment, Nigerians are groaning in pains under a situation where every aspect of the country’s polity seems to be in quagmire and doldrums. The double dose of tragedy represented in the present crises in the energy and power sectors have taken majority of Nigerians to the peak of pains where life is gradually becoming more and more frustrating and hellish.
A critical and objective appraisal of the state of the nation at this moment reveals fogginess and confusion as the country remain in a situation where the poor which constitute the majority are writhing in pains almost on all plains, while the ruling class and their underbellies that are impervious to this reality and apparently does not give a damn. More than 10 months after the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal government, it is pertinent to come to terms with what is real and what is fad or farce.
The worst thing may not be so much about where we are coming from but much more about in which direction we are going. As things stand, Nigerians are more concerned with the direction the nation is moving. And the only direction they want to go is that direction which will guarantee that the ordinary Nigerian can feed; have shelter and access to gainful employment, education, good health care, security and to live in harmony. These are the basic reasons why government was instituted.